Beware the tiny monsters lurking in your popcorn

Illustration for article titled Beware the tiny monsters lurking in your popcorn

These fluffy creatures invade movie theaters and sleepovers, disguising themselves among their edible doppelgängers. Their one weakness: an irresistible attraction to the smell of butter, which occasionally causes them to forget their mission and end up crunched between a set of human chompers.

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This photo, titled simply "Popcorn," is by Ibon Mainar.

Popcorn [Ibon Mainar via SF MOMA]

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Don't you mean "poppelgängers"? Yeah, I hate myself for that one, too.